The Implementation of Wh-Question Technique to Increase Students’ Reading Comprehension Ability of Narrative Text at The Second Grade SMAN 2 Tulang Bawang Udik

Nuri Fatmawati, Cucu Sutarsyah, Ari Nurweni


Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menemukan perbedaan kemampuan membaca siswa setelah diajar dengan teknik wh-question. Pendekatan penelitian ini adalah penelitian kuantitatif. Tes membaca digunakan sebagai instrumen pengambilan data. Subyek penelitian ini adalah 60 siswa kelas sebelas SMAN 2 Tulang Bawang Udik. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa secara statistik terdapat peningkatan yang signifikan dalam kemampuan membaca siswa setelah siswa diajarkan menggunakan teknik wh-question. Berdasarkan hasil ini, dapat disimpulkan bahwa teknik wh-question adalah teknik yang efektif untuk meningkatkan kemampuan membaca siswa.


The aim of this study was to find out whether the use of the wh-question technique improved the students’ reading ability. This study was a quantitative study. Reading tests were used as the instrument to elicit the data. The subjects of this research were 60 second grade students of SMAN 2 Tulang Bawang Udik. The result showed the students who were taught through wh-question technique had better achievement and the difference was statistically significant. This suggests that wh-question technique facilitates the students to improve their reading ability.


Keywords: wh-question technique, reading test, narrative text

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